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With a diverse topography that encompasses dry desert in the south and subtropical rainforest in the north, Namibia offers travellers an unrivalled opportunity to explore authentic Africa.
Situated between the mountain plains north of Okahandja, Etosha National Park is the gateway to Northern Namibia. Home to a diverse collection of birds and mammals including rhinos, elephants, lions, springboks and zebra, this is your chance to see Africa’s wildlife in its natural habitat.
Once settled into your luxury accommodation you’ll get the opportunity to experience Africa’s flora and fauna up close. Many of the safari camps have floodlit watering holes which allow close observation of the animals as they come for a welcome drink at dusk. Don’t forget to ask your guide for information about the animals eating habits, they are more than happy to share their knowledge of these beautiful creatures.
All safaris in Namibia spend a few days in Damaraland, the last true wilderness in Africa. Here you’ll get to see the endangered Black Rhinoceros along with other rare animals such the oryx, giraffes, zebra, springboks and of course wildebeest. If you’re lucky you may even get to see a cheetah hunting on the open plains, a truly majestic sight to behold.
Once in camp there is a good chance you will get to see the ultra rare and endangered desert elephants which drink at the watering holes nearby. These beautiful creatures are specially adapted to live in the arid desert climate, having larger feet, smaller bodies and longer legs than their bush elephant cousins.
Namibia is both desert and game reserve, so why not experience both. The sand dunes of Sossusvlei are perhaps the most beautiful part of this stunning country. The largest dune reaches 1066ft high and can be climbed on foot if you're feeling energetic. But the climb is worth it for the view from the top is out of this world, with deep red sand dunes reaching as far as the eye can see in all directions.
The best time to visit is early morning or dusk when the dunes cast shadows across the landscape, providing a stunning backdrop for budding photographers to create a stunning memento of their journey. Touring Sossusvlei during the day is not advised due to the excessive heat and the lack of shadows for exciting photography.
Voyage Privé has handpicked a selection of Namibia safaris all with luxury 4-5* safari lodges along the way. Each lodge offers luxury accommodation for two and provides excellent wildlife viewing opportunities along with full air conditioning, laundry, restaurant and bar facilities. Some lodges also provide a swimming pool, casino and wellness centre, to help make your trip to Namibia a truly memorable one.